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First Base

In the context of blackjack, being at first base means sitting at the leftmost position from the dealer’s point of view.

First base is one of the three positions referred to as bases at the playing table, alongside second base and third base.

The player sitting at first base is dealt their cards first.

First Base Vs. Third Base

Which position is better to sit at — first base or third base? There is a lot of debate in the gambling community on this question. Many gamblers who are counting cards swear by third base, while many others say they prefer first base. We recommend that you sit at the position you feel most comfortable at. 

Usage Example

«I always prefer sitting at first base.»

First base:

  • In blackjack, the leftmost position from the dealer’s point of view.
  • The player sitting at first base is the first one to be dealt their cards.

Dealer and players at the poker table in casino

 

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